International Yiddish Conference & Retreat

Binyumen Schaechter: Conductor, Jewish People’s Philharmonic Orchestra and Composer, New York

Binyumen Schaechter

BINYUMEN “BEN” SCHAECHTER is the conductor of the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus, and chairs the all-Yiddish speaking Yugntruf’s Yidish Vokh. He is an award-winning composer of musicals, revue songs and cabaret songs, which have been performed in theatres and cabarets everywhere. His sisters and he come from a family with a strong Yiddish background. His father is the internationally renowned scholar, Professor Mordkhe Schaechter z”l. Ben’s daughters also are singers.